Assault and battery; adds volunteer firefighter or any emergency medical service personnel, penalty. (HB1927)

Introduced By

Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Emergency medical services personnel; penalty for assault and battery. Adds emergency medical services personnel who are employed by or volunteers of an emergency medical services agency providing services pursuant to an agreement between the agency and a local government to the list of individuals of whom assault and battery may be a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101984D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1927)
01/28/2013Referred from Courts of Justice
01/28/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/30/2013Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
01/31/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/2013Reported from Appropriations with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Committee amendment agreed to
02/04/2013Engrossed by House as amended HB1927E
02/04/2013Printed as engrossed 13101984D-E
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1927E)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Rereferred to Finance
02/18/2013Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Read third time
02/20/2013Reading of amendment waived
02/20/2013Committee amendment agreed to
02/20/2013Passed by for the day
02/21/2013Read third time
02/21/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/21/2013Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Senate amendment rejected by House (5-Y 92-N)
02/21/2013VOTE: REJECTED (5-Y 92-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Senate insisted on amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Senate requested conference committee
02/21/2013House acceded to request
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2013Senators: Reeves, Garrett, Marsh
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2013Delegates: Morris, Lingamfelter, Lopez
02/23/2013Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/23/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1927ER)
03/04/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1927ER)
03/04/2013Signed by President
03/05/2013Signed by Speaker
03/06/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1927ER)
03/22/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 698 (effective 7/1/13)
03/22/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0698)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.